mæ Architects, Whitstable, Kent, 2002


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completed m-house prototype 

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  • completed m-house prototype    
  • Cladding detail    
  • Interior view - dining area    
  • Interior view - wood burning stove    
  • Interior view - bedroom    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Elevations    
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  • m-house model    
  • m-house detail section    

Contemporary, factory produced mobile structure, consisting of two pre-finished sections bolted together on site, to produce a 100m2 two bedroom house

Designed to conform to the planning requirements of a caravan, which makes life easy in terms of planning permission, the house is a sturdy, well insulated timber framed volumetric structure that conforms to the current building regulations governing house construction.

With large timber framed windows, wood burning stove and lined with birch ply the interior of m-house is halfway between a Scandinavian cabin and a 1930’s train carriage. m-house’s external manifestation is equally unfussy. Various material options will be available to customers when choosing the unit’s rain screen cladding.

The proto-type was put on show in Kent. A model m-house formed part of the RIBA’s ‘Model Housing: from mobile home to country house’ exhibition.


  • Begun: 2002
  • Completed: Sep 2002
  • Floor area: 100m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £140,000
  • Address: 155 Upper Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5, United Kingdom

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